Il Volo: Una Notte Magica
Airing on Detroit Public Television Wednesday, 8/24, at 9:30pm ET
In 1990, the Three Tenors, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarottii, appeared together for the first time and introduced operatic music to the masses and inspired a new generation of artists – including the young performers of Il Volo.
Now, in their fifth special for PBS produced by Detroit Public TV, the members of Il Volo, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble will be joined Placido Domingo himself for a magical concert beneath the stars in Florence, Italy’s incredible Santa Croce Square. Domingo will sing and conduct a symphony orchestra for select pieces. Receiving intensive classical training for months prior to the event, IL VOLO will sing in true operatic style, honoring the legend of the Three Tenors and bringing classical music to new audiences.
ABOUT IL VOLO
In May 2009, three fresh-faced teenagers, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble, appeared on the popular Italian talent show “Ti Lascio Una Canzone” and dazzled television viewers with their flawless rendition of the Neapolitan standard “O Sole Mio.” The boys, who won the competition easily, decided their group needed a name. “Il Volo,” meaning “flight,” was chosen to signify the feeling that these three young tenors were about to spread their wings and fly.
The trio performs near the ancient archeological ruins of Pompeii, Italy
Il Volo perform at Miami Beach in a concert featuring songs from their "We Are Love" album